Male and female dominated professions in 2001

11/11/2002 10:00

They still exist in 2001: man’s jobs and women’s jobs. Typically male jobs can be found in construction, technology and transport. Women are working in care and clerical professions.

Men dominate construction, technology and transport

One profession with hardly any women is construction. Technical professions such as electrician, installer, heating installer and car mechanic are almost only done by men. Furthermore, few women get behind the wheel as professional truck or fork truck drivers.

Male dominated professions, share of women, 2001

No major shifts since 1996

The top ten male dominated professions in 2001 were almost the same as in 1996. So this top remains fairly constant. It consists of six lower level and four mid-level jobs such as carpenters, car mechanics and heating installers.

Women in care and clerical work

In 2001 the female dominated professions are care and clerical. Primarily doctors assistants, Trainee nurses, home help, nursing aids and secretaries.

Female dominated professions, share of men, 2001

Men have a greater share in female dominated jobs

Relatively many men are working in the typical women’s jobs. Only the top four jobs have a share of men under 2 percent. Man’s jobs are more noticeable than women’s jobs. There has not been much of a change in women’s jobs either since 1996 and the top ten consists entirely of low and mid-level jobs.

Gender balanced professions, 2001

More balance in higher professions

The professions where the number of men and women is more balanced can be found mainly at the higher levels. The higher administrative work is most balanced of all. Work like graphic designer, lawyers, judges, or notaries are almost equal in strength. Work in horticulture is almost the only low-level job in the top ten of gender-balanced jobs

Sabine Lucassen